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Bernard D&G releases PowerPoint compression tool
Bernard D&G has released PPTminimizer, a Windows utility that reduces the size of PowerPoint files. The optimized files are kept in the PowerPoint file format and can be used by any program that uses PowerPoint files, without the need for decompression. PowerPoint is not required when optimizing files.The program never changes the original presentation. Rather, it creates a new file that contains your new, smaller presentation.

The product can be integrated into PowerPoint, Windows Explorer and Outlook. Users can compress a presentation file and e-mail it to a colleague in a single operation.The program works with both PPT and PPS PowerPoint files, and lets you minimize several presentations in a single operation. These smaller presentation files take up less hard drive space, and their smaller size makes them easier to manage.

PPTminimizer runs under Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003 and costs US$29.95 for a single-user licence, with quantity and educational discounts available.

NetSupport announces release of NetSupport Informcorporate training application
NetSupport announced the imminent launch of NetSupport Inform, built around its NetSupport School classroom instruction, management and collaboration software.

With NetSupport Inform, instructors and trainers can improve the efficiency of instruction by centrally managing delegates on their computers, tracking delegate activity by monitoring application and Web usage, improve responsiveness through the use of real-time chat requests and save time by polling delegates with an instant survey and showing the results.


IEWatch Software releases IEWatch Professional 4.0 plug-in for Microsoft IE
IEWatch Software LLC’s IEWatch HTML analyses and breaks down the received HTML into categories and additionally gives users a statistical overview of the elements in a Web page.

In HTTP analysis mode, IEWatch unlocks the hidden HTTP data stream that is sent from the Web browser to the server, revealing HTTP headers, cookies, GET queries and POST data. Data sent over secure HTTPS can be viewed in unencrypted form.

IEWatch can also display HTTP performance information on a timeline chart, allowing users to spot performance bottlenecks.

System requirements are Internet Explorer version 6.0 or better and Windows 98 or better. The price of a single user licence is US$149.00.


Epson introduces PowerLite S4 multimedia projector
Epson Canada Ltd. introduced the Epson PowerLite S4, a multipurpose LCD projector designed for presenters, classroom instructors and home users.

The Epson PowerLite S4 weighs 5.7 pounds and features a 170-watt lamp which produces 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness for clear viewing of big screen images, even in rooms with high light exposure. It also offers seven selectable colour modes that are pre-programmed and optimized to enhance image quality when connected to video devices. Depending on the selected application, users can choose colour modes such as presentation, theatre, gaming, or photo mode with black-and-white enhancement levels to emphasize highlights in photographs.

The unit is priced at $899 and is available now.

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